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    Smile Empire: Total War Review

    Graphics.
    Depending on your machine (mine isn't top notch but runs smoothly on highs and ultras as long as Hardware Shadows and stuff like that are off), the game is spectacular to watch, All the units have deep detail and the smoke and fire from guns and muskets looks amazing. Some clipping issues with charging animations, especially with cavalry . Loading time are OK. Never had more than about 45 secs of wait. People who complain about 5 minute waits have old PC's (mine is 1-2 years old). Same thing goes for those who complain about broken cinematics.

    Audio:
    Sounds of bullets flying and muskets firing never gets old. Unfortunately the melee combat has bugged sound, with death screams unheard and charging screams usually hard to locate and sometimes no-existant. Road to Independence soundtrack sounds like a horror ghost movie alot of the time...

    AI:
    Very big improvement, but still not perfect. The AI will try to flank you once in a while and won't shoot it's own units, but sometimes units charge at you only to turn back 20 feet away and just stand there with their backs to your firing line. AI is completely incompetent when handling walls. Also tends to get into every building they can find when defending and are reluctant to exit, even when being bombarded all to hell by artillery.
    The only problem I noticed with allied AI is that your artillery crews are dumb as rocks. They fire the guns straight into passing units of cavalry (occasionaly specifically targetting their own friggin general or their own pack horses) and always seem to try to fire while facing the enemy in a single file rather than a line (AKA shoot each other in the back).
    At sea, AI is reluctant to board or use any ammunition other than solid cannoballs, and form any other formation other than the single file, but the battles look wonderful nevertheless.

    Gameplay:
    VERY fun game.
    Having the regions' resources spread out adds a tactical and economical element (most oftenly used by your enemies, as there's no point really in targeting little farms around the city while your enemy builds up an army), and also simplifies city-building while adding considerable depth to the game. Having multiple ports in a region is real nice.
    Diplomacy is completely changed, to the point where it's almost impossible to get an alliance withought offering your whole treasury and military access for life, while in Medieval II you could get trade agreements for free and alliances in exchange for maps... And the even more annoying thing is that the AI is fiercely against actually telling you what it wants. I only got a counteroffer about 2 or 3 times so far, and only when the AI decided it wanted me to pay them to establish a trade route.
    The ability to pirate trade routes add more context the new naval combat feature, which is excellent by itself. Nothing like seeing a battleship go boom, surrounded by dozens of your little frigates.
    Oh, there's also several specific things that cause crashes. I found 2 in Naval combat:
    When boarding
    When ordering all your ships to attack the enemies last one (uncertain)
    It also randomly happens in the campaign map, and there's many reports of crashes during turn processing that make the entire campaign go to waste, although any crashes at all are quite rare.
    BEWARE anyway.
    Can't wait for campaign multiplayer so I can do some real strategy.


    Anyway, it's a great game, absolutely worth the waiting.

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    Default Re: Empire: Total War Review

    Playing it now. Full of bugs and glitches. But it is a very good game.


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    Default Re: Empire: Total War Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Tian View Post
    Playing it now. Full of bugs and glitches. But it is a very good game.
    yea .. amio dekhsi .. patch-er jonno wait korte hobe .. but it is xciting game ... khele heavy moja paitesi


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    Default Re: Empire: Total War Review

    You are 200% right. Really exciting game. Patch charai 8.5 rating paise. Patch dile sure 9.0/9.2 rating paito. (I mean, jodi bug issue gula fixed kora thakto) CHOROM GAME!


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    Default Re: Empire: Total War Review

    game-tar installation amake heavy jalaise ... but gameplay dekhe shob vule gesi


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    Default Re: Empire: Total War Review

    HURRRRRAHHHH! Patch paisi! Patch paisi! Unofficial patch but darun kajer. No advanced crack needed. Just apply the given crack after patching. That's all.

    http://www.torrentreactor.net/torren...-by-Bizz'o

    Well, EMPIRE lovers, you can give me some thank you for this.


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    Default Re: Empire: Total War Review

    thikmoto kaj korse kina janaben ..
    tarporo majhe majhe unofficial patch-er upor vorsha rakhte pari na ..


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    Default Re: Empire: Total War Review

    Kaj korse. Really good patch.


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    Default Re: Empire: Total War Review

    Has anyone found any official patch??? Can anyone please provide the direct link???


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    আহা, টোটাল ওয়ার সিরিজ আমার বড়ই প্রিয়। সেই শোগান আমল থেকে খেলতেছি। মেডিয়্যাভাল প্রথমটা যে কত খেলছি; বাইজান্টাইনরা কনস্ট্যান্টিপোল ধরে রাখতে কত কি-ই না করসে!

    যাই হোক, জায়গার অভাবে নতুন গেমটা এখনো ইনস্টল করা হয় নাই, আর ডিভিডিতে মনে হয় কিছু প্রবলেমও ছিল। আর আসলে এত গেম পড়ে আসে; মেডিয়্যাভাল-২ ও ঠিকমত খেলা হয় নাই, এখনো খেলতেছি। ভালই লাগতেছে। কম্পিউটারটাও একটু পুরান হয়ে গেছে। ২ গিগ ram আর ২৬০০xt তে খুব একটা জাতের খেলা খেলা যাবে বলে মনে হয় না। সাসপেন্ডেড গ্র্যাটিফিকেশন মোডেই রইলাম আপাতত!

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